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What procedure should I do when I water my sunchokes?

My sunchokes seem to getting bigger by the day, and may develop some rot if I'm not careful, so I was wondering how I should go about watering my sunchokes with "free" water to get the highest yield ...
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Do you need to worry about nitrogen fixing if you mulch heavily?

If you put about a 6"+ of mulch on the a food forest floor, do you need to worry about nitrogen fixing?
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Fairly new sod dry spots?

I had new sod installed about 2 months ago, and am getting these weird dry spots. I'm not sure which type of grass it is (Colorado), and they seemed to appear after a few really hot days in the high ...
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Does anyone know what nutrient is lacking in these strawberries?

We bought 2 varieties of strawberries: Everbearing and June bearing. The pictures below show the ones that were produced by the two ever bearing plants. As you can see the fruits are not getting ...
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How can I save my Meyer lemon tree?

I discovered 2 days ago that my lemon tree appears to be dying. I'm not sure when it began. Because I have never had problems with this tree, I simply did not notice it turning brown. My neighbor ...
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Watering plants and temperature

It seems obvious to not shock roots with hot or cold water when watering, but are there benefits to using water with a certain temperature? For example, can temperature stimulate root growth or have ...
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Do you recommend putting compost containing tomatoes onto potato plants?

For reasons unbeknownst to me one is not supposed to plant tomatoes and potatoes in close proximity to one another. But what about putting compost containing tomatoes onto potatoes or vice versa?
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transplant issue

I am growing a scorpian pepper plant and I have a issue after transplanting. all of the new growth is white. I used miracle grow potting mix. the seedling was previously in a pot with a different ...
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How to propagate a rubber tree plant from a cutting?

I wanted to propagate a cutting from my rubber tree, so I followed the instructions in the guides below: http://www.gardenguides.com/111828-propagate-rubber-tree-plant-cutting.html http://www....
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Can I revive my basil that wasn't watered for a week?

I went on vacation and left a generous amount of water in my supermarket bought basil pot that I keep outside of the window. But it is very sunny in that spot as it's high up and facing South, and the ...
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Planting on pit started avocado

I have a couple of avocado seedlings that I started roughly at the same time, one suspended over water and one planted in soil. The water method seems to have worked slightly quicker, but it will ...
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What is the environmentally safe way to guard the vegetable and fruit plants from squirrels? [duplicate]

The squirrels are eating our strawberries :( We lost couple of our corn plants which were growing really well to the squirrels. Is there any safe way to keep them at bay?
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Preventing invasive roots in raised garden beds

Every year I remove and clean out the raised garden beds and add to the soil. This is the second year using the raised beds. I've noticed that when I mix in new soil and hit the soil, mostly clay, ...
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How much and how often do I have to water my potted plants? [on hold]

I have several potted plants. But my question is relate to general fact rather than about specific plant. Do I have to water my plant when the top layer gets dry? I mean, I wake up in the morning ...
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Crab apples haven't flowered this year - could a warm winter be to blame?

We have two well-established crab-apples trees on our street, about 15 years old. The last few years they fruited pretty heavily and we were looking forward to harvesting fruit this year. However ...
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2answers
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Is music good for plants? [on hold]

I was watching a documentary on plants, and I came across this section that tells about the effect of music on plants. It says that Rock music kills plants while some other type of music encourages ...
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3answers
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How to protect a lawn against frost?

It is winter time in Sydney Australia and the first frost came this morning. Is it true that the sun rises and the frost crystals act like magnifying glasses and that is how the grass is damaged? ...
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How do I raise guinea pigs effectively for meat? [migrated]

Since guinea pigs do well for maintaining a food forest floor how should I raise them so they put on weight quickly? Think of a herd of guinea pigs for a few meals a year, and selling for pets.
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What type of guinea pigs will keep a food forest well cleaned? [migrated]

I'm building a food forest, and was wondering what type of guinea pigs would work best to keep a food forest floor clean while not harming my plants so I can have plenty of food as well as getting ...
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1answer
21 views

How close can I plant a new climbing rose to an existing mature plant?

I have a mature climbing rose. It's about 5 years old, so I think it has probably reached its maximum size. It's a little over 6 feet (~2 meters) high and about 2 feet (.6 meters) at its widest point. ...
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What type of dandelion is this?

Years ago, hiking in the Malibu CA region, I saw this very unusual inflorescence that looked like a dandelion but isn't like any that I've ever seen before or since. The yellow flowers in the corner ...
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24 views

What's the difference between drop spreaders and rotary spreaders?

Why are there two kinds of spreaders and which one should I get? This is not a question of product recommendation, but rather, which kind of spreader is more popular and why? Or should I have one of ...
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Does pouring dish detergent down a chipmunk hole get rid of them from my garden?

I read that pouring dish detergent down an animal hole in the garden will cause the animal to leave the area. Does this work and does it kill the plants? I have a problem with chipmunks in a flower ...
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hortensia and brown leaves

I have an hortensia which is getting more and more brown leaves (see pictures) Ground seems OK (not dry). Any idea on a possible cause? Edit I am using tap water as I did for years, the same I ...
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Why does watering a plant cause temperature changes?

When watering my sunchokes I notice they get as cold as the water going on the plants. Why is the water cooling the plant so quickly instead of over time, and not staying at about the same temperature ...
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29 views

Using Lawn fertilizer for other plants?

I have leftover lawn fertilizer (16-6-8) from the time I used to have a lawn. Can I use this fertilizer for anything else, trees, vegetable garden, xeriscape plants, bulbs? If so, how would I adjust ...
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Is there a difference between Aspirin, Tylenol, and Advil when growing tomatoes? [on hold]

In this YouTube video people are suggesting planting with Aspirin, but would Advil, and Tylenol do the same thing?
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What causes trees to june drop a main branch?

The other day we had a tree June drop a main branch during a calm period on a windy day (I was in the yard at the time, and it probably would've fallen the other direction had there been some wind at ...
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What breed of chickens would make the best lawn mowers for a food forest preperation? [migrated]

I'm looking for a type of chicken that I can use in a chicken yard to keep my grass mowed, will grow quickly, stay in their yard to clean all of the grass out. What breeds would you recommend that I ...
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1answer
110 views

Oak Leaf Blister (Taphrina caerulescens)

I'm pretty certain my oak has Taphrina caerulescens symptoms. There is yellow bulbs on it since the beginning of the summer. Can it endanger the tree health? How can it be cured?
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1answer
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Grafting black walnut onto English walnut

I have a healthy three year old English walnut. It is about 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It was purchased at one of the large home improvement stores (I don't remember which) so the tree itself may ...
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How to remove unwanted Plants from the garden easily [on hold]

My garden was full of unwanted plants which takes nutrition of my plants. Its growing again and again even after I removing from the garden. Is there anyway I can easily remove the Plants from my ...
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1answer
45 views

Do 3 in 1 plantings cause girdling?

I was watching some videos on how to plant trees close together, and was wondering if doing a 3 in 1 planting will cause girdling, or any other problems.
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1answer
24 views

String trimmer lines, What types and whats best? [on hold]

I know about the different shapes for string trimmer (weed wacker) like square and round and all the others. But there is plastic and nylon and stuff like that. I have a 0.065" size trimmer and deal ...
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Sand and gravel appearing in garden

After every rainstorm here in south florida, the landscape has been full of sand and gravel that I rake every week, but it continues to appear again and again out of nowhere - Anyone with a suggestion ...
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Hose timer on outdoor spigots with built-in anti-siphon valve

Not knowing any better, I bought an Orbit watering timer, connected one side to the frost-free spigot and the other to a soaker irrigation hose. The spigot side of the timer was always turned on, and ...
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1answer
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Is trimming up the branches of a conifer a bad idea?

I've seen people cut off lower branches on conifers so they could put stuff under it. Is this a bad idea for a 30 foot tall tree? Instead of hostas doing low PH food bushes under pine trees:
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Why do landscapers seem to always plant the most slow growing trees in parking lots?

I see this consistently - oaks, usually. Why not plant trees that are short lived and grow quickly (mullberry, tulip poplar, etc.) instead? And almost always the trees they plant never make it to ...
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What is wrong with my beefsteak tomato?

My beefsteak tomato is setting lots of fruit, but the larger leaves are curling, and have fine black spots. The pot is 24x24 inches, and the soil is miracle gro. It's new in this pot this year. ...
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Organic mulch as a compost substitute

For our minimal budget garden (in LA) we have been using the city's organic compost as a soil amendment. This compost is made from yard trimmings. It's mostly broken down, but there are small sticks ...
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1answer
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Diagnosis: capsicum plants with holes in leaves, brown spots - no bugs visible

While growing chili plants indoors and lately holes in the leaves and brown spots have started to appear. Images: There are no bugs visible on the leaves. The plants are grown indoors, have ample ...
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How to prune a fiddle leaf fig tree

I have had this fiddle leaf fig tree (ficus lyrata) for about a year and it has grown a lot of new leaves along three of its branches, but not on any others. In fact, many small, dry leaves have ...
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1answer
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Cutting sunflower teddy bear

I grow sunflower named (teddy bear) It was so amazing but now its stop making a new flowers What should i do to make it grow more flowers? And what the good way to cut them? I don't want dry the ...
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Avocado Seedlings cold tolerance

I have a couple of avocado seedlings grown from pip (can't help it, its an addiction - I know Im better off with grafted ones, and have those too !) - I'm running out of space on my Window Sill and ...
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found this mint like plant in my back yard, help?

This mint like plant is growing up against a stone wall. The stem is square and the leaves are opposite. There are small flower buds at every section of leaves, white in color. Very minimal mint smell,...
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1answer
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What is the name of this pink flower wirh spatulate shape leaves and bulb root?

Dark green Spatulate entire leaves, 5 petals light pink and darkening to deep pink at the edges. The petals fan outward. My cousin bought the bulb and had no idea what it would look like until it ...
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The Forsythia bush that ate New York

I have a Forsythia bush that over the last 16 years has swallowed up about 25% of my yard. It has not yet started to demand blood feedings. I think its plan is to take over the whole town and then run ...
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What is this “unscented” small Eucalypt landscape tree in California?

I would like to identify this tree, and particularly to confirm or eliminate it as a possible host for Thaumastocoris peregrinus recently sighted nearby. The leaves are glossy and have no eucalyptol ...
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When designing an agroforestry project what is the proper way to design heights of different plants to work together?

I'm building an agroforestry (food forest) area in the yard, and was wondering how to exactly lay out the plants so they work well together. I'm putting in: Aronia X2 American Persimmon X2 Red ...
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How fast do paw paw trees sucker up?

A pawpaw tree sounds amazing, so I'm considering growing some. is that a bad idea for a small yard?

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